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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Road Projects Could Tie Up Traffic

Motorists should be on the lookout this weekend for major construction projects in Montgomery County. A resurfacing project on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) between Seminary Road and I-270 could mean single-lane and shoulder closures Sunday beginning at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will be replacing a […]

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June 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Water Main Replacement Work to be Conducted on Summit Avenue

A&M Concrete, in conjunction with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, will replace and relocate the water main along Summit Avenue in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Work will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday evenings through Friday mornings, from June 24 to Aug. 25, weather permitting. Traffic could be delayed because of flagging operations […]

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July 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Police Offers Advice to Avoid Scams

Residents can protect themselves against scams, based on information from the Rockville City Police Department. Phone Call Scam A victim receives a call from someone claiming to be with their local utility company. The caller says that they’re about to cut off your service because of an overdue bill. The caller then tells the victim […]

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July 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

City of Gaithersburg to Host 5th Annual Sports Fest for Youth

The City of Gaithersburg will host its fifth annual Sports Fest at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, on July 15. Youth entering grades K through 8 will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities free of charge. “This is a celebration of youth sports in our community to show […]

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July 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 29-July 6

For a holiday week, Montgomery County had a busy seven days, especially on the public safety front. Three major trials, two fires and a crime summary with a focus on county schools dominate the week’s list of stories (by the way, you’re getting 11 stories in your Top 10; both the preview of Catherine Hoggle’s […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

It’s Plan D for WSSC Water Storage Tank in Damascus, Painting Begins this Week

Instead of Damascus High School’s Swarmin’ Hornet mascot, the WSSC water storage tank at 9950 Damascus Boulevard is going to sport a large D in the school’s colors on the tank overlooking the athletic fields. Work to paint the D was scheduled to begin after crews finish painting the word “Damascus” on the side of […]

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 5 in Montgomery County

Expect showers on Monday. Here are five more things to know today, June 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Raskin talks: A Conversation with Jamie Raskin starts today at 8 a.m. at the Universities of Shady Grove Conference Center, Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. For information, call Barbara Henry at Committee for Montgomery, at 301.960.5263. 2. Water […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Rehabs Damascus Water Tower, Community Launches Fundraiser for Paint Job

The talk of the town in Damascus is swirling around the water tower. A local landmark, the Damascus Water Storage Tank is getting a $1.2 million rehab, according to an official with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. WSSC spokesperson Luis Maya said crews are currently rehabbing the tank, which was built in 1990, and is […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Frost Advisory:  Bundle up, a cold morning is on tap. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory, effective until 9 a.m. today, for some areas of Montgomery County. 2. Trash Talk:  Some Montgomery County residents are experiencing trash and recycling collection delays in their […]

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